Plastering Tools and Their Different Uses

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Plastering Tools and Their Different Uses


You’ll need a variety of plastering tools to help you when completing a job to a high standard. It would also be an added benefit to you if the job was easier and faster to complete. There are a wide variety of tools that have their own unique functions and uses available. Learn about them here and determine which ones you may need when you’re plastering in the future.


Plastering trowels are used to apply the plaster onto the surface and to even the materials out for a smooth finish. When using this tool, the correct amount of plaster should be placed on its flat surface to be applied on the wall or floor. Like most things, using a plastering trowel is easy once you know how.


A snip is a tool that is used for straight or curved cutting, as well as cutting rolled steel and low carbon. A snip’s handles have a non-slip feature for better traction whilst in use. They also come with a latch to lock them while in storage or when not in use.


These machines come with their own manuals with clear instructions on how they should be handled, what materials are appropriate for them and how to care for them to make them last for years to come. They are provided for the purpose of guiding the user on how best to exhaust their functionality while still maintaining the safety of the user as well as the machine. The instructions should be followed precisely, if you wish for your output to be of good quality. Companies that rendering machines for rent can help you get started on your project. Here at Plasterers 1 Stop Shop, we offer free training sessions with the purchase/rental of our machines. The use of these machines will depend on their type, size and other aspects. It is also imperative to get the machine cleaned as soon as the project is done to prevent the materials used from accumulating on the machine and hardening to the extent that they can no longer be removed and affect the performance of the machine.

Plastering Brush

Plastering brushes are utilized in spreading or removing water from plastered surfaces. This brush retains water better than conventional brushes, and can spread water evenly onto the surface. It comes in different widths to suit each need. It can also get rid of scratches and blisters on plaster. A felt brush is perhaps the best option.

Plastering Spatula

A spatula is perfect for use not only on walls, but on floors and ceilings as well. Being lightweight, they make plastering more efficient, and the results are superb. Having a flexible blade, it is easy to smooth out edges and corners as well as curves.


A float is one of many plasterers’ tools that UK workers use to get rid of trowel marks on surfaces and fill in holes on walls, ceilings and floors. It can be made from sponge, rubber or plastic. It is pressed firmly on the surface and swept in wide arches to cover the entire surface in just a few strokes.

Hawk or Hand Board

It is one of the integral plastering tools that workers use to hold mortar, plaster and similar materials. They are usually made in such a way that materials do not slip and fall onto the floor. The handle has a good traction for a better grip.

Multi Tool

A multi tool is one of the wide variety of plastering tools UK construction workers love to use because of their versatility. When you have a multi tool, you can forego purchasing a trowel, a notched rod, a square and a level. It comes with a rotating handle that is suitable for both left and right handed individuals.

Floor Screed

A floor screed is used to level the material applied on the flooring of a building or home. Floor screeding is undertaken to ensure that no air pockets are formed on the floor that can eventually cause the floor to crack and deteriorate ahead of its time.

Putty Knife

A putty knife is made of lightweight stainless steel. It also comes in different widths to suit every need. You can use it to scrape excess material from the surface being plastered – walls, ceilings or floors – or use it to level the surface to perfection.

Now that you have learned about the various tools used in plastering tasks, you are ready to undertake your plastering project in your home or place of business. You can invest in good pieces of equipment and tools that will last you for years to come.